Orange Bank & Trust Opens New Thornwood Office

Real Estate In-Depth | January 2019

Orange Bank & Trust CEO Michael Gilfeather

THORNWOOD— The Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust announced on Jan. 7 the opening of its full-service Thornwood branch at 859 Franklin Ave.

“We are proud to continue to serve the Mount Pleasant community with our new branch in Thornwood,” said Joseph Ruhl, regional president at Orange Bank & Trust. “The bank is very committed to the Hudson Valley as we continue to grow within Westchester where our bankers are known and respected by the community.”

The branch is headed by Vice President and Relationship Manager Sharon Spina, a seasoned banker with more than 25 years of experience in the Mount Pleasant market. Spina along with her team of business bankers, Annel Sylvester and Morrea Latorre, officially moved into the Thornwood branch from their former office in Hawthorne on December 24th.

The Hawthorne branch was located on the second floor of a corporate building which allowed the bank to quickly open in the marketplace in 2016 while looking for a traditional first floor location.

Spina added, “We are pleased to serve our clients at this beautiful new location. The new space will better accommodate our branch’s growing client base and is in a more convenient and high-profile spot within the business community, better reflecting the bank’s commitment to the Mount Pleasant area.”

The branch, which is open, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, provides a complete range of financial services; with a particular focus on commercial lending, cash management, and trust and estate services.

Orange Bank &Trust now has assets of more than $1 billion. In recent years, Orange Bank & Trust has added six branches in Rockland and Westchester Counties and acquired Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, a wealth management company.